Originally Posted By: issodhos

Subsidies to businesses would cease, as would subsidies to many other entities (e.g., state and local governments, favored special interest groups, alternative energy hustles, etc.)

It appears that Issodhos' sole safeguard against the tyranny of mega-business and money power reaching intolerable levels is to end government subsidies to them!

As if that would work!

The history of the past two centuries is filled with examples of the rise of money power in the absence of subsidies from government.

Abuse of power generally flows from money interests having undue influence in government, not vice versa!

Issodhos' libertarian program, as it now stands, would simply expand that influence and power to horrifying levels.

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools -- Herbert Spencer